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Appendix 20 - Statistics on selected house proceedings

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Year

Matters of public importance

Adjournment debates

Number of petitions

Number of divisions

Closures of question agreed to

Closures of Member agreed to

1901*

5

56

224

113

1902

11

59

96

257

1903*

4

40

178

50

1904

10

48

17

57

1905

5

42

152

88

1906*

1

38

5

85

1907

7

53

88

243

1908

3

38

18

119

1909

8

56

7

131

18

1

1910*

1

44

33

72

1911

29

7

52

1912

5

41

7

56

1913*

3

47

93

33

1914*

8

35

6

48

5

1915

14

37

5

51

6

1916

4

18

9

11

1917*

9

38

3

54

5

1918

13

53

9

100

6

1919*

8

31

2

76

1

1920

25

56

1

227

18

1

1921

14

48

2

146

3

1

1922*

5

26

1

102

10

1923

8

31

169

36

1924

17

48

4

144

18

1925*

4

20

3

58

5

1926

3

36

2

52

2

1927

6

25

1

48

3

1928*

6

30

3

59

4

1929*

4

26

46

6

1

1930

10

53

3

84

19

1931*

15

67

1

216

35

1932

13

44

3

205

25

1

1933

21

41

16

157

15

1934*

9

21

78

12

1

1935

11

32

311

101

1

1936

10

40

1

78

12

1937*

2

22

32

1

1938

10

40

2

99

6

1939

7

34

85

5

1940*

5

30

3

33

1

1941

4

39

3

16

1942

9

35

2

25

1

1943*

7

30

1

22

1944

14

31

40

5

1945

7

58

101

10

1946*

9

37

2

75

12

1947

21

37

93

135

24

1

1948

14

26

3

113

22

1949*

13

29

3

96

22

1950

9

62

2

123

36

2

1951*

11

41

9

178

85

1952

12

45

9

153

54

1953

4

38

21

125

69

1

1954*

3

22

14

89

45

1955*

29

25

8

133

49

1956

7

35

7

243

86

4

1957

17

39

50

163

61

1958*

8

25

37

65

24

1959

8

39

43

132

45

1960

10

41

29

151

68

1

1961*

5

30

30

125

51

1962

13

37

22

128

68

1963*

8

22

140

82

38

2

1964

11

34

58

91

41

1965

6

31

41

124

39

1966*

5

30

104

65

26

1967

12

28

70

78

23

1968

10

32

139

106

48

1969*

28

29

90

83

26

1

1970

22

34

494

161

56

1971

23

41

723

216

92

1972*

21

36

1130

142

66

3

1973

18

75

1677

264

103

1974*

32

52

883

184

113

1

1975*

26

51

2043

359

158

29

1976

47

68

1987

124

53

21

1977*

48

50

1420

174

100

23

1978

56

55

1340

188

67

32

1979

52

49

2366

207

67

24

1980*

33

39

1923

150

52

19

1981

51

46

2900

165

59

32

1982

46

44

2094

119

41

23

1983*

42

38

1885

93

29

1

1984*

41

27

2315

142

44

14

1985

57

43

2955

128

34

1986

71

60

5528

143

37

4

1987*

65

61

3622

110

38

2

1988

47

44

1289

154

31

14

1989

44

38

1690

152

31

26

1990*

31

28

564

61

8

6

1991

46

49

824

165

33

28

1992

45

42

843

118

31

19

1993*

17

37

547

105

28

1994

47

57

540

86

13

6

1995

40

62

431

110

27

16

1996*

37

48

430

221

31

35

1997

52

70

633

183

11

40

1998*

30

47

336

157

27

15

1999

45

68

232

164

34

31

2000

50

67

289

141

33

28

2001*

35

50

248

110

16

33

2002

43

60

319

160

22

26

2003

45

65

371

176

12

39

2004*

46

54

472

81

5

10

2005

51

62

235

209

18

59

2006

50

65

276

165

17

36

2007*

39

48

250

75

5

12

2008

44

57

109

153

18

23

2009

45

53

150

129

10

20

2010*

40

48

134

101

4

14

2011

49

49

195

198

Excludes Federation Chamber proceedings.

* Years in which elections for the House of Representatives were held.


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